New England is the northern-most region in the United States, and is comprised of six states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Students who attend school in New England have the chance to experience a myriad of activities throughout four distinct seasons: from lighthouses to mountains, beaches to bustling urban centers - all within a short drive or train ride of each other.
New England is full of American history and elite private schools, colleges and universities, including Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Boston College, to name a few. But, most of all, New England’s small towns and families are eager to welcome international students to their homes and communities.
Don’t be fooled by the stereotypes of our big cities, this region offers the best of both urban and small town worlds. While most students choosing a school in this region will live in a suburban small town, where high school kids can be found in local pizzerias after a football game and school faculty know every student by name, big cities and urban experiences are easily accessible by a short bus or train ride.
CIEE Local Coordinators in New England have over 25 years combined experience working in international exchange. This group coordinates activities for students, including participation in local events, touring New England's leading colleges and universities, organizing group dinners and weekend trips, and ensuring both students and host families are supported through every phase of the program.
To see the extensive network of schools that are available to your students in New England, visit our school catalog, and learn about the variety of schools you can find in the Northeast.